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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 01-20-2017 05:10 PM 379 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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01-20-2017 05:10 PM

I primarily use Homestead TransFast dyes with water. I really enjoy the results quite a bit.

Also, I have a lot of Ash that I acquired for a low price. It accepts the dyes very well and I like the grain. But, the surface tension causes the water to bridge the pores. It looks great until the water evaporates, and the bridges open back up leaving the pores un-dyed (alive?)

Now, I’m about to order blue for a particular project.

Would TransTint (mixed with alcohol & sprayed) be a better option since alcohol has less surface tension? Or would the surface tension of alcohol still be enough to bridge the pores?

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com


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#1 posted 01-20-2017 05:38 PM

I have used it on ash, with alcohol and did not experience any problems. Try it on a scrap piece.

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 05:42 PM



I have used it on ash, with alcohol and did not experience any problems. Try it on a scrap piece.

- mrbob

Transtint + alcohol sprayed, correct?

-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com

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mrbob

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 06:19 PM


I have used it on ash, with alcohol and did not experience any problems. Try it on a scrap piece.

- mrbob

Transtint + alcohol sprayed, correct?

- Keith Kelly


correct

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